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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Xantholinini
Genus: Gyrohypnus
Species: G. aethiopicus – G. angustatus – G. atratus – G. birmanus – G. campbelli – G. fracticornis – G. keijiroi – G. khachikovi – G. khola – G. leopoldinus – G. liber – G. marginalis – G. maximus – G. nuristanicus – G. ochripennis – G. oromianus – G. paramerum – G. punctulatus – G. qinghai – G. remotus – G. rougemonti – G. schuelkei – G. setosus – G. shimba – G. sichuanensis – G. silvanus – G. smetanai – G. stercorosus – G. swatae – G. tropicus – G. ugandensis – G. vomer – G. wagneri – G. wutaishanensis – G. yilderimi

Invalid species names: G. quadratus

Gyrohypnus Leach, 1819: 172

Type species: Staphylinus fracticornis Müller, 1776 fixed designated under the plenary powers by Melville, 1983: 85


Hyponygrus Tottenham, 1940: 49 [replacement name for Gyrohypnus Leach]
Type species: Staphylinus fracticornis O. Müller, fixed by original designation.
Xenoxantholinus Coiffait, 1972: 175, 177, 187
Type species: Xantholinus marginalis Wollaston, fixed by original designation and monotypy.

Primary references

Leach, W.E. 1819: [new genera]. In: Samouelle G.: The entomologist’s useful compendium; or an introduction to the knowledge of British insects comprising the best means of obtaining and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and the modern method of arranging the classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects from their affinities and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology: a calendar of the times of appearance, and usual situations of near 3000 species of British insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. London: Thomas Boys, 496 pp. BHL [original description: p. 172]
Melville, R.V. 1983: Opinion 1250. Gyrohypnus Samouelle, 1819, ex Leach MS, Xantholinus Dejean, 1821, ex Dahl, and Othius Stephens, 1829, ex Leach MS (Insecta, Coleoptera): type species designated for these genera. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature 40(2): 85–87. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Assing, V. 2003. On the taxonomy of Gyrohypnus Leach: New synonymies, new species, and a key to the Western Palaearctic and Middle Asian representatives of the genus (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Entomologische Blätter 99(1–3): 55–81. Reference page.
Bordoni, A. 2018. Revision of the Afrotropical Xantholinini (Coleoptera Staphylinidae). Biodiversity journal 2016, 7(4): 389–894. PDF. Reference page. [description, key: p. 579, figs. 627–655]

Gyrohypnus is a genus of beetles belonging to the family Staphylinidae.[1]

The genus was first described by William Elford Leach in 1819.[1]

The genus has cosmopolitan distribution.[1]


Gyrohypnus angustatus
Gyrohypnus atratus
Gyrohypnus fracticornis
Gyrohypnus punctulatus


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